Join us as we celebrate the release of a new book by Daniel Rood: The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean. (Oxford U Press, May 2017)
From Oxford U Press - "Rood's book offers a new version of capitalism, technology and slavery that differs from the Cotton South version that dominates nineteenth-century history." "Shows how slaves were simultaneously crucial to technological innovation while constantly pushing against the system of slavery as a whole." "Brings together history on the Great Caribbean, including Brazil, the Upper South, and Cuba."
Dan Rood specializes in the history of Atlantic slavery and its intersections with the histories of technology, agriculture, and capitalism. He teaches the pre-1865 half of the US introductory survey, as well as upper division courses in the Atlantic World and the US Civil War. He also co-directs "Dirty History: An Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism," which convenes monthly at UGA (www.dirty-history.org).